U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Delayed allergic reaction to bee sting

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Bee sting allergy: Venom does not cause a delayed reaction, it causes an immediate reaction. What you have is undoubtedly an infection. Whether it is an infection that r... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. David Shulan
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes: Allergic reactions usually occur within minutes to an hour after a sting rarely the reaction can occur as long as 24 hours after a sting. Infections a... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Yes: If you feel you still need it, but don't exceed recommended daily dose for diphenhydramine from all sources (300 mg /day), depends on the reaction too... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yes: BUT note that pepcid is just another old wive's tale. EMT people believe it helps certain allergic reactions. THEY ARE WRONG. No harm but no help. Ben... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 15 years experience
Insect sting allergy: In case of anaphylaxis reaction to insect sting, you should have the diagnosis confirmed by either blood or skin testing to the suspected insects. Pre... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Vegh
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Yes, differ manifest: Immediate reactions, ige antibody mediated, are the ones associate with dangerous anaphylaxis (airway obstruction, blood pressure drop, wheezing , hiv... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It could start: Immediately after the sting.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Allergic reaction: Symptoms of allergic reaction to a bee sting include swelling at site of sting, hives, swelling of lips, tongue and face, wheeze or difficulty breathi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
bee sting allergy: Antihistamines may not be enough but have them anyway as well as zantac 2 tabs . Is there no epi pen in the whole country? Discuss with an allergist... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 27 years experience
Toxic reaction: Allergic reactions to bee stings tend to occur within minutes. Swelling at the site of envenomation after two hours sounds like a normal toxic reacti... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Possibly: Severe allergy to a single thing such as bee stings is not necessarily familial/genetic, but certain families DO have the tendency to be hypersensitiv... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
You didn't say what is temperature actually was. High fever is not usually a reaction to a bee sting. Sounds like his symptoms are minimal-no rash, no... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership